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East Village Radio (EVR) was an Internet radio station which broadcasted from a storefront studio in the East Village of Manhattan, in New York City. The station shut down on May 23rd, 2014.

EVR's street-level studio was on 21 First Avenue at East 1st Street. According to an MTA (Metropolitan Transit Authority) study of pedestrian traffic in New York City, almost 1,800 (1,000 during off-peak travel times) pedestrians passed by the sound booth per hour. Over 60 DJs and hosts provided 16 hours of free live programming a day, in two-hour show blocks, seven days a week. Programming featured a mix of music, news, comedy and commentary. Music ranged from indie to new wave to coldwave to hip hop and post punk to vintage jazz, funk and soul to house, techno and ambient electronic.

East Village Radio was established in June 2003, and broadcast on the airwaves at 88.1 FM. After an article in The New York Times described the station, the FCC sent a cease-and-desist letter as the station was unlicensed to use the airwaves. Due to the difficulty of obtaining new FM licenses, the decision was made to make EVR an internet radio station. Some time after this, it was decided to move the studio from its original location above a restaurant to a storefront booth on First Avenue in Manhattan. This was seen as a way of reconnecting EVR with the East Village community since the station was no longer literally on-the-air.

This archive is a collection of shows from the last 5 years of East Village Radio (2009-2014), comprising roughly 10,300 hours of programming. In it are captured the spirit, news, and heart of the East Village Radio experience. Where available, playlists and show descriptions have been added. Corrections and additions are encouraged.

If you are an East Village Radio DJ Alumnus, and have questions, additions, or corrections for your shows, or links to your current projects/whereabouts, please contact the curator, Jason Scott, at jscott@archive.org

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Date Archived
Creator
Minimal Wave
125
ITEMS
5,634
VIEWS
5,634
Veronica Vasicka has been hosting her EVR show since 2003. She explores a range of electronic music from the 70s till now featuring gems she discovers for her Minimal Wave record label. Sundays 6 - 8 PM ET
Atlantic Tunnel
126
ITEMS
2,205
VIEWS
2,205
An intoxicating mix of next week's releases, last century's hits, vintage vinyl trousers and half forgotten hairstyles. Brought to you with TLC by the boys from BRM and LDN. Sundays 12 - 2 PM ET
The Holy Sh-t Sound System
125
ITEMS
1,828
VIEWS
1,828
Anybody can play German synth minimal tunes next to New Zealand guitar pop and blend into vintage reggae and lo-fi indie noise. Not everyone can make it sound good. Mondays 4 - 6 PM ET
Forty Deuce
251
ITEMS
1,505
VIEWS
1,505
Back to the days of flippin' coins, Forty Deuce delivers Funk, Soul and Hip Hop classics diluted with rare gems. Old school's finest! Wednesdays 6 - 8 PM ET
Chances With Wolves
126
ITEMS
1,400
VIEWS
1,400
Repping hard for haunting beauty, magic, and the weird Mondays 6 - 8 PM ET
Academy Records
126
ITEMS
1,182
VIEWS
1,182
Academy Records NYC and friends play stuff from our own and the stores. We don't even know how to work those CDDJ deals. Vinyl fetishism is a disease and it might be contagious. Sundays 8 - 10 PM ET
Two for Tennis
250
ITEMS
969
VIEWS
969
Tummy Touch Records present head honcho Tim "Love" Lee and the venerable Coach MP Messenie. Hear them make selections inspired by real ales and sandwich meats. Tuesdays 6 - 8 PM ET.
Happy Medium
124
ITEMS
960
VIEWS
960
Brazilian bands that sound like The Cure, Warsaw artists that sounds like Joy Division, Jakarta acts that sound like Jesus & Mary Chain, 80s, 90s, global, new wave, post punk, shoe gaz... Saturdays 8 - 10 PM ET
Pizza Party
125
ITEMS
956
VIEWS
956
Remember the guy at your local used record store? If he had his own radio show, it would sound like this--jangly pop, old college radio favorites, weird obscurities and more. Thursdays 4 - 6 PM ET
Peer Pressure
125
ITEMS
842
VIEWS
842
Rock music in its myriad forms, from Memphis '65 to Detroit '69 to London '76 to L.A. '81 and beyond. Punk, soul, reggae, garage... it's all folk music anyway. Wednesdays 10 - 12 PM ET
Morricone Youth
127
ITEMS
826
VIEWS
826
Soundtrack music from the first talking picture onwards. If it was written to accompany images on a screen, we'll play it. Popcorn optional. Sundays 2 - 4 PM ET
The Rest Is Noise
252
ITEMS
822
VIEWS
822
Liberally littered with British biscuits, Swedish snacks and 12" vinyl from the early 80's, The Rest Is Noise leaves you with a song stuck in your head every week. Wednesdays 12 - 2 PM ET
Guilty Pleasure
126
ITEMS
704
VIEWS
704
DJ Elhaam likes pop music and is not ashamed to say it. The best new releases and old favorites in Britpop, dance rock, indie and hip-hop, plus special musical guests. Mondays 8 - 10 PM ET
Just Music
126
ITEMS
686
VIEWS
686
A sonic survey from the outside, Just Music jarringly presents obscure psych, prog, punk, metal and noise in both recorded form and frequent live performances. Sundays 10 - 12 AM ET
Minimal Wave
644
0
0
Veronica Vasicka has been hosting her EVR show since 2003. She explores a range of electronic music from the 70s till now featuring gems she discovers for her Minimal Wave record label. Sundays 6 - 8 PM ET
Thursday Evening on EVR
99
ITEMS
627
VIEWS
627
Open shows from Thursday Evenings on East Village Radio.
We've Only Just Begun
126
ITEMS
603
VIEWS
603
Over-caffeinated nut-jobs horsing around, playing obscurities from across the globe and pointless banter about the sorry state of contemporary American popular culture. Mondays 8 - 10 AM ET
603
Bobbito Garcia a.k.a. Kool Bob Love shares stories and interviews guests while playing Latin, Nu-Jazz, Afro-beat, Rare Funk, Sweet Soul, Progressive Hip Hop, Soulful House, Roots and Balla... Mondays 2 - 4 PM ET
580
Cylinder & Disc recordings of Ragtime, Marches, Jazz, Blues, Vaudeville, Comedy, Sentimental Ballads, & plenty of Popular Vocal numbers. Fridays 8 - 10 AM ET
Never Not Working
127
ITEMS
529
VIEWS
529
Oskar Mann and his partner in crime, Old Chris, bring you the best in beat-ballads to boogie and all the truth in between. Home of '45 Fridays every 2nd show of the month, with 7"... Fridays 8 - 10 PM ET
Beyond Beyond is Beyond
124
ITEMS
526
VIEWS
526
Cage-free rock & roll: the primordial pulse and rhythm of rock music without all those unsightly boundaries. Tuesdays 4 - 6 PM ET
Bim Bam Boom
125
ITEMS
493
VIEWS
493
Bim Bam Boom is a weekly tour into the Bermuda Triangle of pop. DJ Your Friend Matthew pilots you from New York to Phnom Penh by way of Abyssinia and back again. Thursdays 8 - 10 AM ET
Jamaica Rock
47
ITEMS
455
VIEWS
455
Queen Majesty spins Jamaican classics and rarities from her vinyl collection, spanning over five decades. Thursdays 2 - 4 PM ET
Mystic Sound
124
ITEMS
436
VIEWS
436
From roots reggae to digital dub: deep grooves, good vibes, and universal love from Jamaica and beyond with Mystic Sound. Saturdays 2 - 4 PM ET
Domino Records
126
ITEMS
398
VIEWS
398
Domino Records brings you two hours, once a week, of Domino centric programming and b e y o n d. Mondays 10 am - 12 noon ET Mondays 10 - 12 PM ET
Gay Beach
125
ITEMS
383
VIEWS
383
Comedy, interviews, sometimes a bit of music. Newcomers sometimes wonder how much of this show is a put-on. Answer: somewhere between all of it and none of it. Even Tedward isn't sure. Wednesdays 2 - 4 PM ET
Cheap Shots
44
ITEMS
350
VIEWS
350
Together, J and Jay are a formidable unit. Artist, comedian, DJ, musician, scholar and reality television enthusiast. What they are like separately, no one knows. Join them for larfs, inte... Mondays 12 - 2 PM ET
Worldwide Smash
252
ITEMS
331
VIEWS
331
A weekly vetting of global bass music, Worldwide Smash delivers a dose of raw beats from instrumental hip-hop, dubstep, glitch and other emerging forms of electronic music. Thursdays 8 - 10 PM ET.
The Main Ingredient
127
ITEMS
328
VIEWS
328
The Main Ingredient brings you the latest soulful international underground music. Mondays 10 - 12 AM ET
Delancey Music Service
240
ITEMS
302
VIEWS
302
Eli Escobar spins everything from Thompson Twins to Shit Robot. Expect the best of everything on Fridays. Fridays 4 - 6 PM ET
Chances With Wolves
283
0
0
Repping hard for haunting beauty, magic, and the weird Mondays 6 - 8 PM ET
Baller's Eve
125
ITEMS
279
VIEWS
279
The Baller's Eve crew bring the Dirty South sound to NYC every Wednesday night. Red clay funk, uncensored, uncut, and untamed. Wednesdays 10 - 12 AM ET
Death By Audio
100
ITEMS
262
VIEWS
262
The underground Williamsburg basement or loft party experience courtesy of Edan Wilber - one of the leaders of the Death By Audio click. Hear the best new bands around - before anyone else. Tuesdays 12 - 2 PM ET
Minimal Wave
240
0
0
Veronica Vasicka has been hosting her EVR show since 2003. She explores a range of electronic music from the 70s till now featuring gems she discovers for her Minimal Wave record label. Sundays 6 - 8 PM ET
Minimal Wave
223
0
0
Veronica Vasicka has been hosting her EVR show since 2003. She explores a range of electronic music from the 70s till now featuring gems she discovers for her Minimal Wave record label. Sundays 6 - 8 PM ET
Black And Blue Take Over
124
ITEMS
216
VIEWS
216
The Black 'N Blue Takeover presents classic and brand new hardcore tracks, hosted by Cuz Joe - and a weekly lineup of hardcore talent. Tuesdays 8 - 10 PM ET
We've Only Just Begun
203
0
0
Over-caffeinated nut-jobs horsing around, playing obscurities from across the globe and pointless banter about the sorry state of contemporary American popular culture. Mondays 8 - 10 AM ET
The Get It
35
ITEMS
203
VIEWS
203
Jump-start your day with a smoky and sizzling buffet of movers and shakers. We're talkin' about the Milkshake, the Jerk, and the Clam. Sundays 10 - 12 PM ET
Infinite Eargasm
120
ITEMS
199
VIEWS
199
Merge onto the autobahn with DJ Hallogallo, who has his finger on the motorik pulse that brings order to chaos. Think bricolage not mash-up, juxtaposition not homogenization. Thursdays 12 - 2 PM ET
Pop Goes the Future
24
ITEMS
181
VIEWS
181
Georgie Okell presents 2-hours of new pop and indie rock, from the UK and beyond. Fridays 12 - 2 PM ET
AndrewAndrew Sound Sound
125
ITEMS
179
VIEWS
179
The views expressed here are solely those of AndrewAndrew and do not reflect the views of EVR Community Corporation, East Village Radio, its management, partners, or affiliates. Fridays 10 - 12 PM ET
Universopolis
125
ITEMS
172
VIEWS
172
Julianne takes you to the world of digital cumbia, 3ball, samba, mambo, afro-latin bass and more every Saturday afternoon.
Minimal Wave
171
0
0
Veronica Vasicka has been hosting her EVR show since 2003. She explores a range of electronic music from the 70s till now featuring gems she discovers for her Minimal Wave record label. Sundays 6 - 8 PM ET
Academy Records
159
0
0
Academy Records NYC and friends play stuff from our own and the stores. We don't even know how to work those CDDJ deals. Vinyl fetishism is a disease and it might be contagious. Sundays 8 - 10 PM ET
Minimal Wave
153
0
0
Veronica Vasicka has been hosting her EVR show since 2003. She explores a range of electronic music from the 70s till now featuring gems she discovers for her Minimal Wave record label. Sundays 6 - 8 PM ET
DJ Pledge
126
ITEMS
131
VIEWS
131
DJ Pledge (aka Stephen Dima) loves championing new music while playing all kinds of stuff from the last few decades. Interviews, live performances and more. Sundays 4 - 6 PM ET
Federation Invasion
80
ITEMS
129
VIEWS
129
Max Glazer and DJ Autograph deliver the best dancehall tracks every Wednesday afternoon. Wednesdays 4 - 6 PM ET
Never Not Working
125
0
0
Oskar Mann and his partner in crime, Old Chris, bring you the best in beat-ballads to boogie and all the truth in between. Home of '45 Fridays every 2nd show of the month, with 7"... Fridays 8 - 10 PM ET
Minimal Wave
113
0
0
Veronica Vasicka has been hosting her EVR show since 2003. She explores a range of electronic music from the 70s till now featuring gems she discovers for her Minimal Wave record label. Sundays 6 - 8 PM ET
Minimal Wave
111
0
0
Veronica Vasicka has been hosting her EVR show since 2003. She explores a range of electronic music from the 70s till now featuring gems she discovers for her Minimal Wave record label. Sundays 6 - 8 PM ET
Minimal Wave
102
0
0
Veronica Vasicka has been hosting her EVR show since 2003. She explores a range of electronic music from the 70s till now featuring gems she discovers for her Minimal Wave record label. Sundays 6 - 8 PM ET
Minimal Wave
101
0
0
Veronica Vasicka has been hosting her EVR show since 2003. She explores a range of electronic music from the 70s till now featuring gems she discovers for her Minimal Wave record label. Sundays 6 - 8 PM ET
Forty Deuce
99
0
0
Back to the days of flippin' coins, Forty Deuce delivers Funk, Soul and Hip Hop classics diluted with rare gems. Old school's finest! Wednesdays 6 - 8 PM ET
RADIOINGRID
25
ITEMS
99
VIEWS
99
Ice cold sounds from Sweden and hot guests, hosted by Andrew Wyatt. Fridays 2 - 4 PM ET
Morricone Youth
93
0
0
Soundtrack music from the first talking picture onwards. If it was written to accompany images on a screen, we'll play it. Popcorn optional. Sundays 2 - 4 PM ET
Peer Pressure
92
0
0
Rock music in its myriad forms, from Memphis '65 to Detroit '69 to London '76 to L.A. '81 and beyond. Punk, soul, reggae, garage... it's all folk music anyway. Wednesdays 10 - 12 PM ET
Anybody can play German synth minimal tunes next to New Zealand guitar pop and blend into vintage reggae and lo-fi indie noise. Not everyone can make it sound good. Mondays 4 - 6 PM ET
Happy Medium
88
0
0
Brazilian bands that sound like The Cure, Warsaw artists that sounds like Joy Division, Jakarta acts that sound like Jesus & Mary Chain, 80s, 90s, global, new wave, post punk, shoe gaz... Saturdays 8 - 10 PM ET
Mystic Sound
84
0
0
From roots reggae to digital dub: deep grooves, good vibes, and universal love from Jamaica and beyond with Mystic Sound. Saturdays 2 - 4 PM ET
Atlantic Tunnel
83
0
0
An intoxicating mix of next week's releases, last century's hits, vintage vinyl trousers and half forgotten hairstyles. Brought to you with TLC by the boys from BRM and LDN. Sundays 12 - 2 PM ET
Gay Beach
82
0
0
Comedy, interviews, sometimes a bit of music. Newcomers sometimes wonder how much of this show is a put-on. Answer: somewhere between all of it and none of it. Even Tedward isn't sure. Wednesdays 2 - 4 PM ET
Bobbito Garcia a.k.a. Kool Bob Love shares stories and interviews guests while playing Latin, Nu-Jazz, Afro-beat, Rare Funk, Sweet Soul, Progressive Hip Hop, Soulful House, Roots and Balla... Mondays 2 - 4 PM ET
Chances With Wolves
77
0
0
Repping hard for haunting beauty, magic, and the weird Mondays 6 - 8 PM ET
Jamaica Rock
76
0
0
Queen Majesty spins Jamaican classics and rarities from her vinyl collection, spanning over five decades. Thursdays 2 - 4 PM ET
Chances With Wolves
75
0
0
Repping hard for haunting beauty, magic, and the weird Mondays 6 - 8 PM ET
Beyond Beyond is Beyond
75
0
0
Cage-free rock & roll: the primordial pulse and rhythm of rock music without all those unsightly boundaries. Tuesdays 4 - 6 PM ET
Minimal Wave
75
0
0
Veronica Vasicka has been hosting her EVR show since 2003. She explores a range of electronic music from the 70s till now featuring gems she discovers for her Minimal Wave record label. Sundays 6 - 8 PM ET
Happy Medium
74
0
0
Brazilian bands that sound like The Cure, Warsaw artists that sounds like Joy Division, Jakarta acts that sound like Jesus & Mary Chain, 80s, 90s, global, new wave, post punk, shoe gaz... Saturdays 8 - 10 PM ET
Domino Records
74
0
0
Domino Records brings you two hours, once a week, of Domino centric programming and b e y o n d. Mondays 10 am - 12 noon ET Mondays 10 - 12 PM ET
Anybody can play German synth minimal tunes next to New Zealand guitar pop and blend into vintage reggae and lo-fi indie noise. Not everyone can make it sound good. Mondays 4 - 6 PM ET
Guilty Pleasure
72
0
0
DJ Elhaam likes pop music and is not ashamed to say it. The best new releases and old favorites in Britpop, dance rock, indie and hip-hop, plus special musical guests. Mondays 8 - 10 PM ET
Beyond Beyond is Beyond
69
0
0
Cage-free rock & roll: the primordial pulse and rhythm of rock music without all those unsightly boundaries. Tuesdays 4 - 6 PM ET
Chances With Wolves
69
0
0
Repping hard for haunting beauty, magic, and the weird Mondays 6 - 8 PM ET
Happy Medium
68
0
0
Brazilian bands that sound like The Cure, Warsaw artists that sounds like Joy Division, Jakarta acts that sound like Jesus & Mary Chain, 80s, 90s, global, new wave, post punk, shoe gaz... Saturdays 8 - 10 PM ET